HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP : Cleveland Continues to Prosper
Cleveland High, fresh off last week’s L. A. Invitational basketball championship, continued its winning ways with an 82-66 victory over Bosco Tech in the first round of the Artesia tournament Wednesday at Artesia High.
The Cavaliers (9-2), led by Brandon Martin with a game-high 33 points, outscored Bosco Tech, 26-13, in the third period to take a 59-41 lead. The win was the eighth in a row for Cleveland, which will meet Paramount in a quarterfinal game today.
Kenny Collins, Martin’s backcourt mate, had 18 points and forward Mike Scovell added 12.
In other boys’ basketball games:
Santa Clara 56, Fountain Valley 38--Santa Clara held Fountain Valley to 12 points in the second half of a first-round game of the Orange tournament.
In the second half, Santa Clara (11-2) shut down Fountain Valley’s perimeter game, which had produced five three-point baskets to stay within 27-26 at halftime. Fountain Valley did not make a three-point shot in the second half.
Steve Amar scored 17 points for Santa Clara and teammates Art Barron (15 points), Isaiah Mustafa (10) and Anthony Maestas (14) also reached double figures.
South Bakersfield 61, Canyon 54--Jermaine Nixon scored a team-high 15 points for Canyon (6-4), which made just eight of 35 shots from the field in the second half of the first-round Anaheim Canyon tournament game.
Hamilton 105, Crespi 80--Despite 20 points and 12 rebounds from Rasaan Hall, Crespi fell in a first-round game of the Palisades tournament at Pepperdine.
Hamilton outscored Crespi, 35-18, in the first quarter. Randy Coleman added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Celts (4-6), who have lost four consecutive games.
Crespi committed 29 turnovers.
St. Genevieve 81, Masada 60--Patrick Rodriguez scored 25 points and Victor Dionisio added 23 to lead the Valiants (7-3) past Masada in the first round of the Ribet Academy tournament.
Alemany 58, Lakewood 22--Sarah Duziel scored 16 points to help the Indians (7-5) in a first-round game of the Gahr tournament.
North Hollywood 69, Leuzinger 42--Karma Goodman scored a game-high 22 points to lead North Hollywood (9-2) in a first-round game of the L.A. Invitational.
Royal 9, Nogales 0--Wende Brown scored three goals and Staci Blough and Heather Anderson each had two for Royal (10-0-1) in the first-round of the Alta Loma tournament.